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I'm rebuilding partially my machine, as I'm selling some of my actual parts to a friend (motherboard and ram will go). Also for money reasons, I'll stay with my phenom II.

So, I'm looking for a new block, mainboard + ram, keeping in mind I want to pick up a cheapish 120gb ssd (ideal is any ocz sata3 series, I can find them at 130€ here in italy).

As for the mainboard, I was thinking to stick to major brands, I've got some good choices there:

Asus M5A97 (80€)
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (80€)
Asus M5A97 PRO (92€)
Asrock 990FX Extreme3 (93€)
Asus M5A88-V EVO (96€)
Asus M5A99X EVO (99€)

Many choices are available, i'm a bit uncertain on which to choose, atm I'm looking at reviews and discussion threads.

On memory, I'll go probably on a 2x4gb ddr3-1600 kit, just making sure its compatibile with the mainboard.

Any suggestions? mainly, better to go with sb970 or 990? I'm considering a possible future second video card, and most importantly from the beginning a sandforce ssd.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Crucial MX300 275GB Hyper 212+ Windows 10 Enterprise X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW266H Logitech G110 Enermax Modu82+ 525w Thermaltake Xaser III 
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
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